Vermont Quilt Show

I just returned home form teaching last weekend at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I taught three classes. It is always fun to see all the different variations being created in my classes. Many students used some of our collections of ribbons by Renaissance Ribbons for the stems on my Pomegranate Table Rug. We learn about wool, cotton and velvet appliqué along with adding texture to our backgrounds.

I was not able to meet Deborah Dunnell from Buxton, Maine but I was delighted that one of her friends brought her Flowerbed Quilt to share with me. Her use of fabrics was wonderful. Great job Deborah!

I also taught my Greta Needle Roll where we played with Makta Silk, Velvet and Dupioni Silk backgrounds which added great texture. We then worked on the front appliqué adding ribbons for stems and many embellishment stitches.

I loved the use of our star ribbon form our new line.

I also taught how to make hand made roving balls which we used as zipper pulls.

The show was wonderful and a few quilts caught my eye. Sampling the Silk Road by Christine Wickert of Penfield New York won best of show. Her stunning quilt was made 100% out of silk fabric. All needle turned and hand quilted. It was outstanding!

Rooflines#4 by Colleen Kole of Grand Rapids, MI inspired by barn rooftops

Gliding the Arbor by Bethany Nemish of Allentown, PA – Inspired by her garden

Dandelions by Kathleen McLaughlin of Noank, CT

Cheddar Feathers by Ruth Ohol of Lockport, NY

It was also great to see a children’s category and I think about 17 kids exhibited quilts. The best part about it all was each child was given a Janome sewing machine for entering. What a way to inspire young sewers!

I returned home last Sunday and all week my dad and I have been working on my two new books for Houston market in October. A very busy but productive week. As I am leaving for a 6 week Australia trip in 2 weeks I needed to get a head start on these. He is great to work with and I can’t wait to reviel the new books. Thanks dad for all your help self publishing.
I am off to Olive Grace in Ohio to teach this morning then to Quilters Affair in Sisters, OR for the week.
Creative Stitching

3 Responses to “Vermont Quilt Show”

  1. LIz McMahon says:

    Looking forward to seeing you in Aus soon and doing your workshop in Hobart…

  2. Nancy Moore says:

    Stunning work from your students, really love the use of your ribbons. The show quilts are awesome. What a great gesture to gift the sewing machines to the children.

  3. Deborah Dunnell says:

    Hi Sue, what a delight to see my ” flower bed” quilt on your blog. I wish I could have been there myself I would have loved to meet you and to learn from you. I enjoyed making this quilt and the memories that went with it. At times when I was working on it my then 3-4 year old niece loved playing with the squares. She would look at them over and over again and match them to the squares on the booklet. Come to Maine and teach, you will love it here.
    Deborah Dunnell

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